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Copyright: Norbert Gorski (hekcik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Weevils [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-26 12:15
Viewed: 4157
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Curculionidae is the family of the "true" weevils (or snout beetles). With over 60,000 species described worldwide, it is the largest of beetle families.

They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 mm.

Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species.

With so many species to classify, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, authors disagreeing on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes. See subgroups of Curculionidae.


5210'03.78" N
2101'18.86" E


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Witaj Norbert,
To zuczki to swietne modele. Pewnie przez ten ich komiczny wyglad. Bardzo mi sie tutaj podoba ten cien na lisciu. Chyba tylko GO odrobine za mala bo ryjek jest troche nieostry, ale ogolnie bardzo fajnie.
Pozdrowienia :-)

Nice shot of this weevil Norbert! You have special interest in weevils :-) They are very hard to take a photograph! Risky business! But you have managed it great. Thank you,

Makro piekne jak zawsze...
Robaczek wyglada jakby byl zrobiony z welny :-)
Znakomity kadr, ostrosc, kolory.
Kapitalnie wyszedl ten cien na listku :-)
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

Hi Norbert,
Very nice detail, great POV and framing
Well done and Thank You!

Hi Norbert,
a wonderful portrait of a Curculionid - and a real piece of nature art photography demonstrating the perfect handling of backlight to make a whole scene glitter like a fairy tale carpet of delightfully shining green hues. The shadow in front of the beetle looks very charming and amusing. Wonderful composition, and a simple great story, well told.
Thank you! Best regards,

I like these insects, they are funny with their long noise with antena on it. The colors are vivid in this nice shot. Perhaps a little crop to remove the black part, please see the WS...
Congratulations Norbert and thanks for sharing.

Cień - rewelacja:)))

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-14 19:28]

Hi Norbert,
Great shot of this Weevil, excellent detail, great colour and framed nicely too, great work again!

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